History of Poker Video Games
Video Poker appeared soon after the slot machine was invented in the early 1970's. Even though it was primitive in the beginning, that's what caused the game of cards move on to the electronic world. It became more popular after the introduction of Draw Poker by SIRCOMA in 1979. Appearing more and more throughout the casinos over the 1980s, it currently takes a prominent place on the gaming floors.
With the rising popularity of personal computer systems, the software was developed accordingly. Using traditional poker rules or various versions and modifications of the game, there are currently many ways of play available on the internet. Especially popular are the online casinos, where players are able to bet real or virtual money and play from their homes.
Poker gained incredible popularity after it was adapted to social network platform by Zynga, as it allowed people easy access to play with their friends or random people. It still remains one of the most popular online poker platforms not only on the social networks, but also on iPhone, iPad and Android.
The advantages of computer poker is simple. It is far less intimidating than the actual game, as it takes away the psychological element and mind games. It also provides options of the different layouts and setups. People also tend to trust software shuffles more than those of the dealers, though it is a questionable opinion when playing with artificial intelligence.
Online casinos count millions of players daily. Popularity of online poker is far from descending. It is, in fact, in a very stable position and looks to stay that way in the upcoming years.
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